Daily supplementation with aronia—also known as chokeberry—reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.
The researchers conducted a literature review of controlled trials evaluating the effects of daily aronia berry supplementation for an average of 6-8 weeks on total cholesterol and blood pressure. They evaluated systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol.
The study found that blood pressure and total cholesterol were significantly reduced, effects that were most significant in adults over the age of 50. The study concludes: “Supplementation with aronia berry is a safe and effective way to reduce total cholesterol and systolic blood pressure.”
The study was funded by Artemis International.